Isaiah 9:6 – Child is Born #117

We are just a few days away from Christmas and I know I say this every year, but I truly can’t believe how quickly it has come. I feel like Isaiah 9:6 is a great verse to share this week. This verse is the prophetic word given by Isaiah, which is later fulfilled in the New Testament when Jesus is born. It’s packed full of content, so to make it easier to share, I have broken it down!

For to us a child is born – Isaiah emphasizes the point that not only would the awaited Messiah be a child, but a Son too. This verse shows us that the Messiah would be a man, but come into this world as a baby. If we think of the most helpless and weak person it’s a very small baby. Babies are 100% dependent on their caretaker. I love that Jesus was born as a baby, so that He could fully identify with man.

To us a Son is given – Jesus was given as a free gift to us. There are no works involved with knowing Jesus. He is a gift to us and there is nothing we have to do to earn Him. The only thing we are responsible for is accepting Him.

The government will be on his shoulders – Jesus is born to the royal priesthood, the strongest dominion of all! He still reigns and has ALL authority today.

Wonderful Counselor – Jesus is full of wonder. Wonder defined in the dictionary says, ‘a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.’ Isn’t that so true about Jesus? You can’t ever get bored with Him. When you realize how wonderful He is then you are just left in true awe and amazement. There is no better counselor then Him. Often times we are so quick to run to our spouse or a friend, when the most wonderful counselor of all is waiting to listen and advise us!

Mighty God – Mighty is defined as ‘possessing great and impressive power or strength’. This is such a straightforward description of God. He is the God of all creation and glory and the Lord who reigns over all.

Everlasting Father – He is the source of all creation and the father who reigns over it all. His reign is never-ending, timeless, boundless and infinite.

Prince of Peace – He is the only one who can bring peace. He is the ultimate peace giver.

This week take the time to reflect on our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

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17 Comments
  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 08:18h, 21 December Reply

    I love your print on the scripture… so beautiful & festive
    All the names our Savior is called… lives up to all of them so amazingly

  • Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
    Posted at 08:56h, 21 December Reply

    I get chills when I read all of the wonderful descriptions of our Savior. God is so good to us! Merry Christmas!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 11:09h, 21 December Reply

    I LOVE the breakdown of this verse! So amazing 🙂 I love the definition “caused by something beautiful”. So true!

  • Laci Mottice
    Posted at 11:13h, 21 December Reply

    The definition for “wonder” is absolutely the perfect description of Christ! I feel like I rarely let myself just sit in amazement of his wonder and glory. He is so good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Carissa
    Posted at 14:12h, 21 December Reply

    I love how you broke this down piece by “peace” thank you for sharing this, I just love coming to your blog and reading!

  • Peggy Overstreet
    Posted at 14:26h, 21 December Reply

    “No better Counsellor” indeed! What a comfort!

  • CouponGal
    Posted at 14:35h, 21 December Reply

    i found myself meditating on that verse a bit yesterday 🙂

  • Hannah Grace
    Posted at 20:08h, 21 December Reply

    Beautiful. I think we often forget the extraordinary prophesies that were fulfilled with one man. The miracle if God becoming a baby and growing into a man.

  • Beka
    Posted at 21:08h, 21 December Reply

    This verse is so good because Jesus is so good! I like that you broke it down. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas season!

  • Marissa
    Posted at 12:39h, 22 December Reply

    This is one of my all time favorite verses – I just love the importance of each title, how powerful and mighty our Lord is.

  • elleseesyou
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 December Reply

    this was one of my first lines in a christmas play at church as a kid. still remember it!

  • Victor S E Moubarak
    Posted at 20:25h, 22 December Reply

    Thank you.

    God bless.

  • Inez Bayardo
    Posted at 22:59h, 22 December Reply

    I love how you have broken this verse down! Thank you!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 23:21h, 22 December Reply

    Lovely post, sweet friend. 🙂 I am thinking of you often and praying for you and trusting God to bless you and Colby with a wonderful Christmas!!!

  • Jonathan Key
    Posted at 12:27h, 23 December Reply

    This is such a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is all about! Emmanuel God with us! Praise God!

  • Helen
    Posted at 13:38h, 23 December Reply

    A lovely take on this well loved passage. Happy happy Christmas!

  • Tara
    Posted at 21:39h, 23 December Reply

    I love thinking about Jesus as Wonderful Counselor lately. I can definitely use His counsel in my life!

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